Re: The Organic Industry -- its dilemma
W. Tate Heuer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mon, 4 Mar 1996 17:49:48 -0600 (CST)
> Imagine you have received a $50,000 research and development grant...
> only to discover that the Post Office is going to charge you $49,000
> for delivering your proposal, delivering the check to you, and then
> sending your final report to the granting agency. Does the fact that
> the residual $1000 is more than the $750 you used to get really help
> you change things in any significant way...?
UPS delivers mail also. The key is if the middleman is ripping you that
bad you can find a way around him. However this does raise a point worth
thinking about. A lot of people seem to be going to organic farming to
be rewarded for being in a specialty market with less competition. In a
truly free market there is less potential for the middleman to offer
substandard prices. Catch 22.
The bottom line is as long as someone is willing to work for nothing,
it's hard to make a profit.